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Smyth was recognised for her eminent service to the community through corporate governance roles with charitable, medical research, higher education, nuclear scientific and technology organisations, to the minerals exploration sector, and to women in business.

Across the country, an array of inspiring Australians have been recognised.

Honoured with a British Empire Medal were John Metcalfe, from Mickleton, for services to the village; and Cathleen Anne Milwood, of Welford-on-Avon, for services to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Comedian Tom Gleisner gained an Order of Australia (AO) for his charity work.

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Professor Suzanne Chambers from Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has been acknowledged for her work on how to best support people dealing with cancer.

"When I opened the letter, the feeling was unbelievable".

As he geared up to win April's Commonwealth Games T54 marathon gold in his final race in green and gold, he ensured the spotlight was firmly on others living with disabilities - "the guys who don't have the stage".

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"I'm never someone to feel like I really deserve it - I race wheelchairs and I do this thing that I love", Fearnley told AAP.

The 28-year-old, who now holds WBA, IBF and WBO titles and boasts an undefeated professional record, picked up an MBE back in 2013 after claiming Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games.

Speaking of her recent award, Liz Cuddy said: "It was a huge surprise to receive an OBE".

A case study from the honours list said the 76-year-old, of Sheepdown Drive, has an excellent record of voluntary service.

"I came from a disadvantaged background and now I lead the Business Council of Australia", she said. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UWA in 2008.

"No athlete can get through life today without the help of parents and they also ensure athletes keep a level head through their careers".

"It's at the top because I feel like this is something completely different", he said.

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